Presidential at Hickory Valley Golf Club

4.0601823529 4.1 stars from 5 (230)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6721 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6721 yards 72.6 136
White 72 6290 yards 70.6 132
Gold 72 5613 yards 67.7 118
Red 72 5269 yards 70.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 230 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

207 out of 229 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"as good a value as there is"


bradco's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played an early morning round at the Presidential Course yesterday. Despite tons of rain and challenging weather for the maintenance dept, the course was in very good shape. The greens were excellent and just a few spots in the fairways that needed some tlc. The staff and Steve always make coming to Hickory Valley a pleasure. If you are a top player, take on the back tees at Hickory Valley as it presents a tremendous challenge. The value to play here is as good as it gets!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u945091760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi u945091760, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during your round. We hope you consider giving us another shot on a day that isn't so busy. Thanks for playing!


Souveth3912820's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi Souveth3912820, thanks for the 5-star review!

"Solid course"


AllroyPA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways seemed a little narrow when

there was rough even hitting straight. The should cut the fairways wider IMO. Some old trees are also growing out into straight shots down the fairways. There were wasps on 4th Tee so be careful. These are just my thoughts, overall it was a good course to shake the dust off my game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi AllroyPA, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with the course layout, but are glad to hear you enjoyed the rest of your round. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi ednagel17, thanks for the great review!


u000006447478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi u00000644747, thanks for the 5-star review!

"Great course, great price - one great day"


fairwayharry's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay, it was hot, but that's not the course's fault, and what do you expect in July? One of the best I've played in a while, lots of variety, great condition, challenging. Couldn't ask for more, with the bonus that the Hot Deal brought the cost down. This was the Presidential course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi fairwayharry, thanks for the kind words and giving us a shot in the summer heat! We hope to see you again soon!


u658182461's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi u658182461, thanks for the great review!


genovia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi genovia, thanks for the review!

"Ambassador Afternoon"


Rick7828376's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this is the value side of the courses at Hickory Valley, it still plays well. The fairways are average but the greens were in good condition. Not a bad place to play when you can get a price break on a weekend afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi Rick7828376, thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

"Nice course"


Trish5123's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There were several challenging holes which made it quite interesting. Definitely worth golfing again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi Trish5123, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the layout. Come back and see us again soon!

"Not as nice as the Presidential course"


darbillcco's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quirky layout, not enough good driving holes, and not kept as nice as the Presidential course, but not bad for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi darbillcco, thanks for the review. We hope to see you again soon!

"Wonderful Course"


u000001157010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played here several times in the past and this course is always in very good condition. It's a great mix of holes demanding both length and accuracy (very pleasing layout). Friendly staff and couldn't beat the price, would highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 08/10/2017:

Hi u000001157010, thanks for the great review!

"very nice course"


stephenryan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition from tee boxes to fairways to greens. Very green and well-maintained. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 06/21/2017:

Hi stephenryan, thanks for the kind words! We appreciate your review and are glad to hear you had a great day at Hickory Valley. We're looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing!

"Nice day of golf in a very good course"


hsudfeld's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

My wife and I along with another couple played in June 13th. The coursewasin great shape although the greens ran just a little bit slow. It was one of the hotter. Days of the year and they might have been keeping them high for a reason. The greens ran true however. All in all the course played very well. It would have been nice if the halfway house were open. It did not open until 2:30 the day we played and we passed by it before that time. Coming here again with four guys soon, and look forward to it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 06/21/2017:

Hi hsudfeld, thanks for taking the time to leave us a detailed review - your feedback is greatly appreciated. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable round at Hickory Valley and are looking forward to your next one with us. Thanks for playing!

"Tough but fair"


Jeff6395294's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in great condition, the greens slow but smooth. The course was path only due to excessive rain which accounted for the slow greens. The rough was lush and dense so finding fairways important. Nice layout , with many creeks crossing the fairways and by the greens


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 06/09/2017:

Hi Jeff6395294, thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to your next round with us!

"First time at Hickory Valley"


u000004872667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. The ambassador course is mature with large trees lining most fairways. Greens are rolling and average speed. For the money I was quite pleased with the course. I would come back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon at Hickory Valley.

"Great course"


u4858490's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautiful but as a beginner it wasn't the easiest 18 holes. There are many beautifully placed hazards, especially the little pond with all the frogs in it. It was like playing on the tour with all those little green fans.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round. Thanks for playing!

"Do not waste your money and time"


Darren4218652's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time in Saturday, May 28th as a twosome. We were put out behind a threesome who clearly had never played before. Despite there being several holes open ahead of them, they would not let us play through. When we finally found a ranger, he told us to just be patient and that we should have known it would be a 5 hour round before coming out. No offering to move us ahead of them, nothing.

In terms of the course, the best thing you can say is that it is well maintained. The greens are probably the slowest in the area and full of unfixed ball marks. Leave the driver and woods at home if playing here as every hole requires a layup off the tee.

Overall, do not be lured in by the price. I would not recommend this course to anyone, except maybe a person playing for their first time. I will not be returning.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great shape Interesting course"


Bob2713025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a course I I never expected to play and it was a real treat.

there was a tournament in the morning on one course so I played the Ambassador first and Presidential second both courses we're interesting and required course knowledge and shot placement I hope to play these again next time I'm in town

There were several crews working on planting flowers around the course and the place really looks good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Valley on 05/23/2017:

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your rounds at Hickory Valley. We hope to see you again soon.


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